Oneonta, New York
$36,000 to $41,000
Catalog Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator
Description: The Catalog Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator will unite responsibilities for assigning and managing metadata with significant involvement in the college's efforts to ensure that its students are skilled in the retrieval, assessment, and application of information.
Responsibilities: Maintain and update the library's bibliographic, item, and authority records, using the OCLC cataloging subsystem and the Innovative Interfaces Millennium ILS; participate in discussing and formulating policy related to information seeking and discovery on the part of the library's clientele; supervise one full-time library assistant and one or two student employees; help to plan, implement, and assess a college-wide, interdisciplinary information literacy program; negotiate schedule of library instruction sessions with colleagues; participate directly in instruction.
Required: Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association; coursework in cataloging or metadata management; knowledge and understanding of cataloging principles and procedures, including MARC format, AACR2, LCSH, and LC classification; ability to articulate contemporary approaches to information literacy, and contribute to discussions critically examining its role in the liberal arts curriculum; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work with colleagues throughout the library, faculty, and students with a cooperative spirit; flexibility in addressing issues associated with being a member of the staff of a small, dynamic academic library; appreciation of the nature and benefits of liberal arts education.
Preferred: Experience in cataloging in an academic library; experience in information literacy or bibliographic instruction in an academic library; familiarity with the cataloging component of the III Millennium ILS.
An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College recently initiated its Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning."
Hartwick College is committed to provide a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.
Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references in one document (pdf or MS Word preferred) to
. Applications received by October 22, 2012 will be given priority.
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